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There are 10 ways to get from New York to Richmond by train, night bus, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train, night bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Washington to Richmond "Greyhound"

$56 - $150

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Bus via Washington  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from New York 6th Ave to Washington Union Washington / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Richmond Washington / ...

$29 - $62

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Train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$84 - $215

Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from New York City to Richmond 2605 / ...

$30 - $55

Drive  •  5h 52m

  1. Drive from New York to Richmond 334.4 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Newark, fly to Richmond  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Richmond (RIC) EWR - RIC

$113 - $203

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Richmond  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Richmond (RIC) LGA - RIC

$117 - $352

Train to New York JFK, fly to Richmond  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Richmond (RIC) JFK - RIC

$143 - $393

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Richmond  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Richmond (RIC) PHL - RIC

$147 - $390

Fly Newark to Norfolk, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Norfolk (ORF) EWR - ORF
  2. Take the train from Newport News to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station

$196 - $621

New York to Richmond by trains

The train journey time between New York and Richmond is around 6h 51m and covers a distance of around 343 miles. The fastest train normally takes 6h 20m. Operated by Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the New York to Richmond train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 51m
Fastest train time:
6h 20m
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
$108
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:53
Last train departs at:
13:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Richmond train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Richmond is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Richmond is to train and fly which costs $110 - $210 and takes 3h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York City and arriving at Richmond. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York to Richmond station. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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The distance between New York and Richmond is 289 miles. The road distance is 334.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Richmond without a car is to train and night bus which takes 5h 59m and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from New York to Richmond, including transfers.

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New York to Richmond bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from New York City station.

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New York to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York to Richmond is to train which takes 6h 37m and costs $80 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus via Washington, which costs $29 - $65 and takes 7h 10m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 289.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Richmond, VA, USA?

You can take a train from New York to Richmond via Washington Union Station in around 6h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Richmond via Washington Union and Washington in around 7h 10m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Newark to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Newark to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Newark to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from New York JFK to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $410
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Train from Newport News to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Washington to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from New York to Richmond
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from New York 6th Ave to Washington Union
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
Megabus
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Richmond, VA - Main Street Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Richmond
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Richmond, VA
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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GoTo Bus
Number 1 Bus
Phone
NYC: 1-212-966-8801
Website
number1bus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Richmond, VA
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34 - $39
Schedules at
number1bus.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Richmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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New York to Richmond bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Richmond station.

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New York to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Richmond is 334 miles. It takes approximately 5h 52m to drive from New York to Richmond.

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